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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 13, 2013 3:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hey Rob(TWS), Jackie(H), Diamond(H) + Other Shakes Haters...



http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_luylztReVO1r5xmu1o1_400.jpg


Hehe, only kidding. However, the adjectives I used to describe the band and then the vocalist are not interchangeable. I referred to the music simply as “good,” and the band as “pretty talented.” I was mostly trying to highlight the abilities of the vocalist, whom I referred to as “amazing” and “phenomenal.” And I stand by those words. Maybe she's not your style, but other than Susan Tedeschi, I don't know of any recent vocalists whose voice rubs me the same way. So.... who rubs you guys the right way? Any suggestions?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 13, 2013 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Rob(TWS), Jackie(H), Diamond(H) + Other Shakes Haters...

I find Brittany Howard's vocal stylings irritating and unlistenable - I don't hate her or her band, I'd just prefer not to have to hear them sing and play.

So, what, you ask, am I listening to? A fair bit of jazz these days: Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck and so forth, and a good lot of classical music too. More recent things I've been enjoying include:
Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio - Across the Great Divide
The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now
Cahalen Morrison and Eli West - Our Lady of the Tall Trees
Heartless Bastards - Arrow (I'll take Erika Wennerstrom over Brittany Howard every time, thank you very much)
Chris Cohen - Overgrown Path
Joe Pug - The Great Despiser (I think Joe's one of the best songwriters around right now)
Keller Williams and the Travellin' McCourys - Pick
The Mermen - Do You Hear What I Hear (a great Christmas album that might just supplant Rudi and the Surf Kings Do Christmas as my all time favourite)
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
and Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom - I loved it, I really did, it made me feel happy.

So, enough to be going on with or should I mention Richard Hawley, Rumer, Stew and the Negro Problem and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band? I guess I'm just a music junkie after all.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 14, 2013 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Wes

Wes Montgomery is always a fine choice. I went on a Wes binge not too long ago actually. I was surprised by how much good YouTubage there is of him. If you haven't seen this yet, it's worth the half hour investment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krE3s3XY1P0

And here is one of my favorite tunes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXqSKh6HL7M

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 14, 2013 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wes

Thanks for the Wes link - I'll bookmark that for later this evening.

I forgot to answer your question in the Douglas Adams thread about my favourite interviewee. It was the actor Richard Briers - I don't know how well known he was in your part of the world but he was something of a national treasure here. A really lovely guy who was very easy to get along with - I was saddened when I heard he had died last month.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 14, 2013 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wes

That Wes vid is a nice laid back session, where he stops at a few points to work out the tunes with the other players. When they get playing, it really gels though. love the relaxed, unstructured feel of the whole thing. Poke around a bit and you'll find a decent amount of good old footage and music.

I first became familiar with Richard Briers in high school actually. In a literature class, we watched the films Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing after reading each book. I was one of maybe 4 people in the class who actually enjoyed those books and films. I also know him from the Frankenstein movie (w/ DeNiro of course), but otherwise I'm not too familiar with his other work.

edit: Here's another Wes vid I forgot to link. You'll want to bookmark this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ3yITi0Lh0

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 13, 2013 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Rob(TWS), Jackie(H), Diamond(H) + Other Shakes Haters...

Reverend Peyton - the epitome of southern Indiana redneck resonator guitar.

And how awesome is a name like "Washboard Breezy" for Mrs. Peyton?

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Mar 13, 2013 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Rob(TWS), Jackie(H), Diamond(H) + Other Shakes Haters...

I've seen Richard Hawley live twice. Both times were really great shows.

I like Rumer too. She has an amazing voice.

Have you heard any Imelda May ?
I'm listening to her more having heard the version of 'Lilac Wine' that she did with Jeff Beck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x57WXNPpJQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhogVvwbwkw

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 13, 2013 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Rob(TWS), Jackie(H), Diamond(H) + Other Shakes Haters...

Yes - Imelda May is really good, she's a very vivacious performer. I think I first heard her on Later... I have a bootleg of a Les Paul inspired rock'n'roll show she did with Jeff Beck that I like a lot.

Rumer's voice reminds me a lot of Karen Carpenter - which is no bad thing. Have you seen the Live from Daryl's House episode she did? The harmonies on Sara Smile are spine tingling.

http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/currentep.html?ep_id=72

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Mar 14, 2013 1:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Rob(TWS), Jackie(H), Diamond(H) + Other Shakes Haters...

Great version of 'No Can Do' !

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Mar 13, 2013 3:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not a Shakes Hater...

I don't 'hate' them. I said they were OK. They are certainly much better than a lot of the dross on offer today.

What I've heard of Susan Tedeschi, I have liked. I would like to hear more of her.

The albums I felt strongly enough about to actually go and buy last year were:

J.D. McPherson - Signs and Signifiers
Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
Jeff Beck - Emotion and Commotion (not that new)
Jon Cleary - Occapella

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 13, 2013 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not a Shakes Hater...

>What I've heard of Susan Tedeschi, I have liked. I would like to hear more of her.

Why yes, of course, (this one is better) http://snack.to/tuki683C


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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Mar 13, 2013 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not a Shakes Hater...

Thanks for that, very nice.

That particular track reminds me a lot of Little Feat.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 13, 2013 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not a Shakes Hater...

The first song?

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Mar 13, 2013 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Not a Shakes Hater...

Yes; 'Come See About Me'.

I didn't realise there were others hiding behind it. What an idiot I am.

I'll check the others out.